The General Director might have said that Barcelona had to talk to the club first, but Sky Sports denied that information
The case of Pogba continues to generate news and statements. Last Thursday night Mino Raiola, the player's agent, said that if Laporta won election, Pogba would have many chances to end playing for Barcelona: "If someone wants him, ask me first and then talk with Juventus," he said . Well, this Friday controversy rose again. Mundo Deportivo said they had talked with the General Director of the Italian team:
According to the Catalan newspaper, Beppe Marotta had said that: "Whoever wants Pogba, talk with Juve first, not with Raiola. The situation is clear between Barcelona and Juventus after the summit we hold in Milan with the head of soccer, Mr. Albert Soler and my friend Ariedo Braida. The club explained his offer seriously and we will respond in the same way."
However, Sky Sports Italy, after talking to Juventus, denied that Marotta had talked with Mundo Deportivo.
Going back to the Mundo Deportivo's version, the director general of the Vecchia Signora might have added that negotiations with Barcelona were advanced and that they had even rejected offers from Manchester City and PSG. "We have spent months negotiating with Barcelona club to club, in a serious and correct situation, as it should be between two teams with so much history and importance in the world of soccer."